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A paper co-written by Dr. Bo Shi, Morehead State associate professor of finance, has received the Journal of Hospital Medicine's (JHM) "Most Influential Paper" award.  

She is the principal author of the paper, co-authored by Dr. Christopher King and Dr. Sean Shenghsiu Huang from the Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University.

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The MSU Foundation has announced the establishment of the Jim and Cindy Shaw Scholarship Endowment.  

The Shaws came to Kentucky in 2008 when Jim began serving as Morehead State University's vice president for university advancement and CEO of the MSU Foundation. Following more than 13 years of service, he retired on June 30, 2021. 

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INSIGHT, a postsecondary preparation program for high school students who are blind or visually impaired, was held on the Morehead State University campus earlier this month.

INSIGHT is a collaboration between MSU, Kentucky Office for the Blind, Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB), Kentucky Education Development Corporation (KEDC) and the KSB Charitable Foundation. Fourteen students attended the camp this year. The program is in its 14th year after being canceled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  

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Morehead State will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. Classes will not meet, and administrative offices will be closed.  

The Camden-Carroll Library, University Store and University Post Office will be closed.  

The Recreation and Wellness Center will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. The pool will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. 

MSU will return to regular operating hours Tuesday, July 6.  

The MSU Police Department will be open and is available 24/7.

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Growing up on a dairy farm in Cumberland County, Jason Radford (Class of 2015) grew up around family members who worked in education and developed a passion for helping people and working with students. Thanks to his dedication and career experience Radford has been named the superintendent of Oldham County Schools. 

Radford’s desire to be a superintendent led him to enroll in MSU’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program after a meeting with then-education faculty member Dr. David Barnett. 

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Dr. Steve Chen, Morehead State professor of sport management, and sport management graduate student, Michael Simmons of Arlington, Virginia, just published an article in the journal, "Future Focus." 

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Morehead State University supports veterans and military students and offers what they need to be successful. Once again, MSU is receiving national recognition for these efforts.     

MSU is recognized among the best four-year colleges for veterans in the country in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 rankings released June 16.    

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The Morehead State University Board of Regents held its quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 17, 2021, in the Adron Doran University Center.

The board voted to officially approve the 2021-22 University Operating Budget of $145,500,000, a Tuition & Fee Schedule, and Personnel Roster.

The Tuition & Fee Schedule approval includes:

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Morehead State University will continue serving as a host campus for the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program in 2021.   

MSU first welcomed GSP in 2006 and this will be the ninth year the University has hosted GSP. Of the three universities that serve GSP students (others include Bellarmine University and Centre College), MSU is the only public university to host the program.   

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Morehead State University is hosting an open house for prospective students to learn about the social work program at the MSU at Prestonsburg regional campus.

The MSU Prestonsburg Social Work Open House takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 at MSU at Prestonsburg, Room 131 at 6 Bert Combs Drive in Prestonsburg. 

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Dr. Ronald D. Morrison, professor of English at Morehead State University, has published a new book "Thomas Hardy: A Companion to the Novels." The volume appears in the McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature series, published by McFarland & Company. 

Thomas Hardy is best known for his realistic portrayal of English rural life in the later part of the 19th century in works like "Far from the Madding Crowd" and "Tess of the d'Urbervilles." Hardy also wrote 14 novels, including an early detective novel, a historical romance and an experimental satirical fable. 

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A group of five recent graduates from Morehead State’s Department of Art and Design recently painted a mural at the City of Morehead Don Greenhill Park.  

Students who worked on the mural were Madison Anderson from Hagerhill, Abby Caines from Ashland, Nancy Lewis from West Liberty, Sam Neal from Morehead, and Kaylee Thornsberry from West Liberty.

All of the student artists graduated in May.  

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The Upward Bound (UB) program is returning to the Morehead State campus for its 55th year. 

UB has two distinct programs, UB Classic and UB Math and Science, serving students from 18 schools in 17 Eastern Kentucky counties including Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Harrison, Johnson, Lawrence, Lewis, Magoffin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Robertson and Rowan. The programs seek to engage low-income and potential first-generation college students and equip them with the skills to prepare them for college.

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Steven Middleton (Class of 2004 and 2008) has spent most of his documentary film career capturing the unique stories, places and people of the Bluegrass State. Now, viewers will have the chance to see his latest film project on a Kentucky candy icon. 

"History of Sweetness: 100 Years of Ruth Hunt Candy" will debut on the Kentucky Educational Television (KET) family of networks this month. It will premiere on KET at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13. Subsequent airings will occur on KET 2 and KET KY throughout the summer. 

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Sommai Purintun LeBron-Cooke (92) has a passion for philanthropy, education and economic and social justice. Through the creation of a scholarship endowment with the MSU Foundation, she can support these causes that are important to her. 

Lebron-Cooke grew up in Morehead and graduated from Rowan County Senior High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in philosophy from MSU in 1992. She also holds a certification in sports philanthropy from The George Washington University School of Business. She now resides in the San Francisco Bay area.

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The Morehead State University community is mourning the loss of retiree and professor emeritus Dr. Earle Louder, who died Wednesday, May 26, at age 88.  

Louder began his career at MSU in 1968 as a music professor, specializing in euphonium and tuba. In 1987, he was awarded the MSU Alumni Association's Distinguished Faculty Award and the Kentucky Music Education Association's Teacher of the Year Award, which he would win again the following year. In 1994, he was named a lifetime member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA), of which he was a founding member. 

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The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University is proud to announce the 2023 class members.  

Sixty-nine students from across the Commonwealth were chosen to attend the Craft Academy, located on the campus of Morehead State University. The students live in Grote-Thompson Hall and earn dual credit as they complete their final two years of high school at the academy while also taking college-level courses.  

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Morehead State University has announced that Dr. Antony Norman, dean of the Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education, will transition into the role of provost and vice president for academic affairs.  

As dean of the Volgenau College of Education, Norman led the college to partner with the National Rural Education Association and the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC).

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The Morehead Writing Project at Morehead State University will offer an online summer journalism camp, “Power Your Story,” June 21-July 2.  

Students in eighth grade through graduating seniors will be guided through the process of crafting a long-form news story for publication while developing the comprehensive literacy and communication skills essential for college and professional success. The camp is also open to middle school writers. 

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Multiple programs from Morehead State University’s Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education have earned state and national rankings for excellence and affordability. 

MSU's undergraduate and graduate-level education programs are being recognized by Teaching Degree Search (TeachingDegreeSearch.com), an online resource for students seeking university-level programs and business colleges. MSU programs are ranked for: 

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Morehead State University had to deal with an unprecedented event that affected the campus community's physical and mental health.

Whether it was during the height of the pandemic or the coming months and years as we move forward, MSU's Counseling and Health Services (CHS) has been responsive to student needs every step of the way. 

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Dr. Brent Rogers, associate professor of agriculture at Morehead State, has been named the recipient of the first Faculty Senate Award for Shared Governance. 

The Faculty Senate created the award to recognize the efforts of a faculty senator who has dedicated themself to shared governance. It supports faculty in their efforts through shared governance to create stellar experiences for students and the campus community.

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Morehead State University’s Ernst and Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education has received $25,000 from the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) as part of its 2021 Catalyst Grants Initiative.

This initiative provides grants to help establish four new rural teacher corps programs at MSU, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, the University of North Dakota and the University of Wyoming.

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Three undergraduate students recently presented their physics research at the American Physical Society's nuclear physics meeting, held virtually April 17-21. 

The students were Eddie Henderson, senior physics major from Mt. Sterling; Anna Grace Ehr, junior biomedical sciences major from Lawrenceburg, and Jacob Gooslin, senior physics major from Lexington. Gooslin and Ehr were mentored by Dr. Ignacio Birriel, professor of physics, and Henderson was mentored by Birriel and Dr. Kevin Adkins, assistant professor of physics.  

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Morehead State University believes students can achieve success and progress toward academic goals every season of the year.

Whether students want to take time to catch up or get ahead, MSU is offering several courses this summer. 

MSU 2021 summer sessions will occur from May through July.  

Maymester 2021: May 10-June 4 

Summer 2021: June 7-July 30 

Summer I: June 7-July 2 

Summer II: July 6-July 30 

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Morehead State University's Office of Student Activities sponsored its 40th annual Rites of Passage recognition ceremony on Wednesday, May 5.

The ceremony took place with attendance limited to students and University officials and was broadcast virtually for family, friends and supporters.  

An online program for the ceremony can be found by visiting http://www.moreheadstate.edu/ritesofpassage

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Morehead State University is among a select group of Kentucky higher education institutions receiving one of two dozen summer “bridge” program grants from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

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Morehead State University and the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics honored 2021 graduates this past weekend.

Ceremonies for more than 1,000 MSU spring and summer 2021 graduates were held this past Saturday at the Academic-Athletic Center on the campus of MSU.

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Morehead State’s Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is capping off another year of achievements by adding 14 students to the incoming Class of 2023, expanding its roster from 132 students to 146.  

In addition to increasing in size, the Academy has earned numerous accolades this year. It was named among the top elite public schools in the nation by The Washington Post Education Editor Jay Mathews. The Academy also was certified by Cognia, the leading provider of accreditation and certification, assessment and improvement services, as an elite STEM program.  

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Like many new college students, Kaitlyn Campbell Wright (19) went in not knowing what she wanted to do with her life.

The Prestonsburg native was on her way to earning an associate degree from Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC) when she was shown a video of a watercolor demonstration from one of her professors. 

"I thought it was the coolest thing ever and I wanted to try it," she said. "So, I went and bought the worst paint and paper ever and sat down to follow a YouTube tutorial. That's how I taught myself to paint."